Monday, March 5, 2012

The Beggar Poet of Mumbai

r j peter pandemic says
the brad pit of Mumbai

dear randall
i am not brad pit

i am a beggar poet
street wisdom as wit
in my own life time
i am digging
my grave
in a snake pit
deleted doomed
the woman
i loved lost
called me
a dickhead
also a dim wit
she shot
me below
the belt
i got hit
on my grave
she has vowed
she will squat
she will spit
she hates me
this woman
child kid
for all i did
pretty damsel
from madrid
a warrior goddess
if the cap fits

the poor bhaiyya ekes a living in mumbai and she builds their future in statues

from hindustan times

on operation cover up
in lucknow

9 mayawati statues
156 elephant statues

in noida

2 mayawati staues
30 sone stautues
22 bronze statuues

in greater noida
2 mayawati statues

36 elephant statues

I Sold My Freedom For A Few Coins of Silver

i was going
through bad times
i sold all my silver
all my silver things
i sold my camera
stock lock and barrel
i shut my shop
i mortgaged my wings
i gave up my freedom
besides other things
a thought in a teardrop
a memory that clings
my fingers are lucky
they still wear my rings
holes in my ears
my chunky ear rings
a spear half jutting
out from my neck
oh death where
is thy sting
held captive
in a gilded cage
an old song
he sings
but not a
on a string

The Dhobi of Mumbai

of all the jobs
this one job
the marathi
wont choose
he will give any excuse
washing linen in public
is a politicians job
beaten battered bhaiyya
in the recent news
being indian
in india
hate spews
jai hind
jai maharashtra
unstoppable abuse

Because I Carry a Cross Too I Could Feel His Cross on my Shoulders

Appu My Friend

Appu at Chor BazarAppu at Chor BazarAppu at Chor BazarAppu at Chor BazarAppu at Chor BazarAppu and His Sister at Chor Bazar
Appu at Chor BazarAppu at Chor Bazar With His SisterThe Goat That Loved To Butt AppuAppu at Chor BazarAppu at Chor Bazar Right To LiveAppu My Best Friend With His Sister At Shia Cemetery Shabarat
Appu In The RainsArmless Harmless Legless AkimboAppu and His Sister at The Shia Cemetery ShabbaratAppu Hates The Rains When It Floods His SoulAppu Dies Every time It RainsCharity begins at home
Carry on AppuWalkingTallLive and Let others Live in PeaceAppu My FriendAppu At Chor Bazar Once Upon A TimeAppu My Friend

Appu My Friend, a set on Flickr.

Firoze Shakir Kumbh Mela

Shahi SnanOn the TruckThe Naga SadhuOn the way to Nirvanathe tower ramkundhThe Classic pose
Snowflakes in SummerShahi SnanShahi SnanHoly Dipramkund nightramkundh3
To the Shahi SnanTo the Shahi SnanTo the Shahi SnanTo the Shahi SnanTo the Shahi SnanTo the Shahi Snan
Hari OmBaba From Simla2 SadhusOn Wings of ChariotsOn Wings of ChariotsRamkhund

Firoze Shakir Kumbh Mela, a set on Flickr.